Kiwi writer’s churlish comments are a sad sign of the times

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Kiwi writer’s churlish comments are a sad sign of the times

New Zealand journo’s reference to Nche, Mbonambi and Nykane as ‘transformation’ players is a deliberate insult

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Rugby’s great rivalries, it seems, are no longer exclusively contested inside the touch and dead ball lines.

Increasingly the ferocious combat on the field is being mirrored by behaviour, though far removed from the playing surface, that at times carries even greater venom and spite.

The battle field is often fought on social media platforms, where relative anonymity emboldens fidgety fingers and hateful hearts...

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